The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 12, 1953
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1953 Rt.YTHFVtt I F 'ARK.) COURIER NP!W« PAGE Fin leachville and Blytheville Spank Tennesseeans Chicks Win 58-53, Lions by 69-67; Two More Tonight J p West Tennessee gets a chance to even things up tonight at Haley Field Gymnasium after having two of its representatives defeated by Mississippi County's fairest last night. Leachville's Lions, who last night defeated Humboldt 69-67 in an overtime, take on Milan tonight while Blytheville's Chickasaws will be dong battle with Humboldt. Last night the Chicks topped Mian 58-53 In the finale of a twin bill w^iich Madison Square Garden couldn't equal for thrills. Both games followed the same pattern. Both Blytheville and Leachville controlled things up until the last two minutes when the Tennesseeans closed with a rush. With only 2:35 left, Milan's great all-state forward, Charley Mayo, dropped a field goal to put his team In the lead for the first time in the contest 51-50. Chicks Come Back But Bob Childress and Bobby Jones tore the bottom out once each and " it*. Chicks jumped in front 54-51 with two minutes remaining. Then Tommy Baker pushed through a beauty for Milan to mr'-e it 54-53 with 1:55 on the clock before Tommy Mosley came back and tossed in two blue-chip free throws to give Blytheville a i$6-53 advantage with only 46 sec' ends left. Mosley then did a beautiful job of freezing the ball with a fast dribbling exhibition in Milan's end of the court. He was fouled again, sank both again and Milan scarcely had time to work the ball down the court before the buzzer ended the tension. Prom the time Mosley tied the score at 2-2 in the first minute of play until those final two minutes, Blytheville led all the way. 15-11 at Quarter As the first quarter ended, Jones and Childress hit from the field and Mosley shoved through another free toss (he only missed two of nine) to give the Chicks a 15-11 first quarter lead. But Mayo, who racked up 27 points for the evening in an un- cnnny exhibition of shooting, got his team back in the ball game as he hit three times in the last two nvnutes of the half. His final one, with 15 seconds ]-."'. was a looping 40-footer which thought Milan up to 29-29 before Janes pushed one through just seconds before halftime. The Chicks stretched their lead to seven points in the third period on field goals by Bobby Hill, Jones '' and two each by Dexter West and Childress. It stood at 42-35 before going into that hectic final period. The Chicks still had a 48-42 lead with a little better than five minutes remaining when Baker dropped a field goal and two free throws. Three minutes later, Milan owned the lead before Childress. Jones and Mosley iced things for the Chicks. Even Closer Leachville and Humboldt even better. The Lions had a comfortable 5138 lead over Milan right after the beginning of the fourth quarter and it looked as if they were about to run away with the game. But Humboldt's Hazlewood, Bbkemore and Chapman came roaring back in the final period and very nearly won the game doing it. Hazlewood hit a field goal and free throw and Blakemore sacked a field goal to bring Humboldt up to 55-50 with 2:10 remaining.. Then Hazlewood did it again and Chapman rebounded one to tie it at 55-55 with 1:45 on the board. Blakemore came back with a pair of field goals to put the Rams out in front 50-56 with only one_ minute remaining. " Darrell Blocker dropped a free throw and Billy Ray stole the ball, dribbled nearly the length of the court to tie it up at 59-59 with 30 seconds to play. Higler came right back with -a pusher to send Humboldt out in front 61-59 with only 15 seconds left. Then Bonnie Kennett went high into the air to grab a febound, and pushed it' through ahead of the gun to'send the game into overtime. Tied Again Early in the overtime period, Ray hit a 25-fooler but Humboldt came back with two before Bo Adams tied it 65-65 with a tip-in. Adams' free toss sent Leachville ahead as time ran out and Mullins put Humboldt back in the lead 67-66 with an under-the-basket ace. Blocker's free throw tied it again and, with five seconds remaining, Ray got control of a tip-off, dribbled half the length of the court and dumped it with just two seconds remaining. Leachville completely outclassed the visitors until that, final part of the fourth quarter and the three- minute overtime. The Lions, with Adams and Blocker controlling the backboards, held a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 35-24 at halftime. Scott drove in to lay one up and give Leachville a 48-34 margin at the end of the third period and it looked for all the world as if the Lions were about to wrap up an easy one. But Humboldt began hitting a few and this put new life into the Rams. After Adams had put the Lions in front 55-44, Humboldt fell to the task of closing the gap in those final five minutes. But Leachville's two hustling guards, Kennett and Ray, led the Lions to their narrow victory with their shooting and ball handling. Childress Leads Chicks Tonight's first game with Leachville and Milan begins at 7 o'clock. The Chicks play at 8:30. Childress was Blytheville's scoring leader last night. He hit on nine of 12 shots and added a couple of free throws for 20 points. Blytheville hit on 19 of 49 for 38 per cent while Milan was connecting on only 18 of 62 for 29 per cent accuracy. Leachville Blocker 10 Scott 4 Adams 15 Ray 15 Kennett 15 Pos. p F C - G G .Humboldt Mullins 13 Chapman 10 Craig 3 Higler 13 Hazlewood 17 Substitutes: Leachville — Rauls 5, Herndon 5; Humboldt — Taylor, Blekemore Blythevillt Hill 2 West 9 Childress 20 Jones 13 Mosley 9 Pos. F F C O G Milan Mayo 27 Butler 4 Trobaugh 3 Baker 12 Luckett 4 GOOD YEAR-^arry Trotsek holds a check indicating he is the third thoroughbred trainer in history to condition more than a millon dollars worth of winners. Trotsek's horses brought $1,026,950 to Hasty House Farm. (NEA) Substitutes: Blytheville — Akers 3. Hull, Cobb; Milan — Hilliard. Lineberry, Mattox I, Fuchs 2, Tra- did Six-Man Tag Show Monday At Arena It'll be six-man tag wrestling again on the American Legion's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium Monday night with Indian grapplers heading the, list of participants. A full-blooded Aztec Indian who wrestles under the name of Indio Aztec will make his initial appearance before a Blytheville crowd in Monday night's bout while three other principals are part Indians. Aztec is scheduled to team with Chico Cortex, a Mexican, and Char- He Keene, the pudgy Irishman from Birmingham. This team will be opposed by brothers Joe and Edward Welch who are part Cherokee Indian and Lee Fields. Aztec comes to Blytheville highly rated as a top-drawer wrestler. He has wrestled in every section of the nation and has appeared in west coast television bouts. A senior heavyweight, the Aztec Indian surpasses the 200 pound mark and according to advance booking information, he's from the rough and tumble school. In addition to the main event three one fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Aztec meeting Joe Welch, Cortez taking on Fields and Keene opposing Edward Welch. Expansion For SWC? It's Considered As Unlikely In Winter Meeting DALLAS Iff) — The Southwest Conference winds up its winter meeting today with prospects of little news of interest unless there's another vote on the question of expansion. Nothing has leaked from the close-mouthed executive sessions on whether Texas Tech or any other school seeking membership has been discussed by the faculty committee, governing body of the conference. The Texas Tech matter is a hot Issue every time the conference meets. University of Houston also has looked longingly for an invi,- tation but never has been able to get down to a voting proposition Tech has—it was given three votes last, spring at the same time that Oklahoma also was voted upon. Oklahoma got the same three votes. Five are needed. The University of Texas, which submitted Tech and Oklahoma, has been very coy in answering the question of would again Jving up Tech. Apparently, Texas wanted to determine general sentiment among the faculty committee before doing anything. Other business Is of a routine nature. It consists of setting a pattern for selecting the Cotton Bowl earn when there are ties, for the conference football championship, working out a new plan in golf and tennis that will bring only the top players to the conference meet and of extending the letter of intent plan to basketball. These all were •ecommended by the athletic directors, coaches and business managers of athletics. The letter of intent has been used in football for a year. It provides that when a high school athlete signs with s Southwest Con- 'erence school he must attend that school or lose two years of eligibility if he goes to another school n the conference. Proud Trainer MIAMI (fp) — Most horse trainers are proud to have one stakes winner during a year. But Harry.Trotsek is extra-proud. He developed nine different stakes winners during 1953 and five of them were $100,000 races. Trotsek handles the Hasty House Farm horses who will race in Hialeah this winter. Antelope Survey Mode LINCOLN, Neb. Ml _ After 132 antelope hunters were successful n Nebraska's short season, State Same Commission official Lloya Vance wrote the other 18 permitt iolders to find out what happened o them. He learned: Two were successful but forgot o check in. Eight didn't hunt for various 'easons. Eight Just didn't get nn antelope, 'his group included three women who frankly admitted "we couldn't get close enough for a shot." STAMP COLLECTORS Send for Free Premiums and Fine Approvals, SOUTHERN STAMPSHOP Box 1165 Memphis, Tenn. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Jonesboro ^eligibility Is Upheld Too Harsh/ Geis Says Of Forefeitures JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Athletic Association's executive committee has upheld an ineligibility ruling which will force Jonesboro High School to forfeit the Class 3AA football championship. The committee affirmed a ruling by executive secretary Johnnie Burnett that Jonesboro player Harold Dean StaU.ngs was ineligible because of an infraction of the eight-semester law. High school football players are eligible only lor eight of junior and high school semesters and it was found that Stallings had been enrolled for nine semesters. Cries for Rule Change As result of another rule that says all games are forfeited to the opposing team when a coach unknowingly uses an ineligible player, Jonesboro loses 10 games of the 1953 season and the championship. Jonesboro principal Clarence Geis said last night, he, would ask for a poll of the AAA membership on possible revision of the forfeit rule, which he considers "too harsh for honest mistakes." "We would like the membership to change the rulings to allow such mistakes to be excused, provided such a boy would be eligible in all aspects," said Geis. Gosnel! Gets Fourth Straight Pirates Whip Manila by 47-39 Gosnell's boys came up with a 4739 victory over Manila In the Gosnell gymnasium last night with Cooks 17 points leading the way. Manila's girls took (he other end of the twin-go with a 34-23 decision. Gosnell jumped to a 15-8 lead In the first quarter or the boys' contest and led 26-23 at halftime. It was Gosnell's fourth straight win since losing its first game in an overtime period at Dell. Bradens' ten points were high for Manila and Sue Lollar's 12 led the Gosneil girts. Johnson had a like number for Manila's girls. Gosnell Fowler 11 ... Hyde 1 Allen 9 .... Bevill 9 .... Cook 17 Substitutes: Pos. Manila ...P Hatcher 6 ...P...D. Wagner 2 .... Brnden 10 . .R. Wagner 9 Homer 8 Manila Vance, Pierce 2, Isaacs 2. Gordan, Wilson Trips Burdette Fire By 42-32 Score Wilson's Bulldogs overcame Burdette at the Burdette gym Inst night to take a 42-32 victory. Wilson's juniors won the opening game by a 28-20 score. Eubanks paced the Burdette five with 15 points while Cissell was high for Wilson with 18. Wilson led by only 12-11 at the end of the first period and stretched that to 24-13 in the second quarter. Burdette could never catch up. p os . p Burdette Langley Garner 5 Eubanks IS Rlgsby 3 Hlggins 7 cissel , 28 McAfee Tranum 1 Chandler « Kennedy Substitutes: Burdette — Burks 2 W. T. Langley; Wilson — Ward t' Hopkins 6, Kyals 4, Cash 2, Grain 2, Teal, Rankin. Monday, Dee. 14 8:00 p.m. 6-Man Tag Bout Indio Aztec Chico Cortez And Charlie Keene vs. Lee Fields, Joe Welch, And Edward Welch Adults 60c — Children ISe Plus 3 one-fall Matches AZTEC vs. J.WELCH CORTEZ vs. FIELDS KEENE vi. E. WELCH TROUBLE? Is your car causing you undue trouble? What you and your car need is my expert mechanic's care. What ever the trouble or complaint, we guarantee to satisfy. Call me today—Tom Little, Jr.,-and let your car troubles be over. Free estimates on all repairs. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. ririt it Walnit Phont 44ZZ John Landy Turns in 4:02 Mile-Third Best By KEN MOSES MELBOURNE (AP) — Almost a year to the day he first gained international fame, slender John Landy today ran the third fastest winning mile in history, a 4:02 effort at Olympic Park. Lanciy's time—a new Australian world record of 4:01.4 set by record—Is exceeded only by the Sweden's Gunder Haegg in 1945 and by the 4:01.6 of Sweden's Arne Andcrsson in 1044 for A then world mark. (Those times compare to the fastest mile ever run by an American. Wes Santee's 4:02.4 at the Compton iCalif.) Relays last June. Roger Bannister of England ran a 4:02 mile earlier this year, but the time was not recognized because it was a paced mile.) Swift Quarter In contrast to a week ago when he ran a 4:00.8 mile, Landy ben- efitted by a swift :58.2 first quarter by John Marks, the former Aussie mile champion. At th« half mile, however, timed In 1:58.8, Landy was In front by 30 yards. He steadily increases nU margin during the last half mile, winning by 200 yards. He finished running into a headwind of feet per second. The quarter times were announced as 68.2, 80.4, tl.t and «!.». Australian Prime Minister Robert G. Menales, who witnessed the run, exclaimed, "It was colossal! Chickasaws Are Shoved Down To Third Team on A A All-State Blytheville's once-defeated football Chickasaws were shoved down to third-string on the Class AA all-state selections released by the Arkansas Athletic Association today. Only Tommy Mosley. senior halfback, and Billy Michael, senior guard, made the third team on the team which was selected by the state's AA coaches, none of which play BIyiheville. A 22-man first string; was named and featured three boys from Russell ville and Jonesboro and four from Malvern. For the Chicks, who can't beg, borrow or stenl an A A game in Arkansas, it was old stuff though they boasted nine veteran senior ball players, representing 27 years of letter-winning in high school football. Without the A A games, they don't have a chance at all-state honors. The voting was extremely close for most positions. The biggest vote getter, with 12, was Orvale Rogers, Russellville's brilliant guard. Jerry Ferguson, who sparked the Rogers Mountaineers to the Division One title and the only undefeated, untied record in Class AA,. received the most votes for a back with 10. Due to their inability to settle on the 11 best gridders in the classification, Lhe Double-A coaches picked the 22-man first team and then dropped down to a "third team" of 11 boys. There was no honorable mention list. Caruthersville Gets Victory Over Peering DEERING — Caruthersville's Tipers roared to a 60-49 win over Deering here last night as Cravens racked up 24 points for the victors. Caruthersville jumped to a 21-18 first-quarter lead and stretched that to 35-25 at halftlme. Caruth- ersvllle led 46-34 at the end of the third period. Vaughn and Young each had 13 for Deerlnp. Caruthersville To*. Deering Cravens 24 F Vaughn 13 Pranks 9 PP. McDonald Wilson 6 C A. McDonald 10 McClanahan 11 G Rebstock 9 Abernathy G Young 13 Substitutes: Caruthersville—Gregory, Darnell, Hughes; Deering — Lance. Central Wins One Central's 5th Grade Grn-Y won the opening game of the Gra-Y basketball League which opened at the National Guard Armory yesterday afternoon, defeating the Lange Ora-Y by a score of 12-7. The Central quintet got off to a fast start and held a 6-0 lend at the half. Lange scored two quick shots against the Central subs in the opening minutes of the second half, but the winners threw in their first string and stopped the threat. High point man for Central was Clea McDermott with 8 points. Tex Turn-r tallied 4. Other starters for the winners were Bill Gourley, Terry Mullins and Billy Lambert. Substitutes were Gary Goff, Billy Cooper, Oren Ulm. Homer Connell, Kent Rttchcy and Larry Cummings. For Lange. Jimmy Killett scored 4, J. B. Fisher 1 and Joe Smith 2. Wayne Gardner and Morris Painter completed the lineup. Games in this league are to be played each Friday afternoon. Luxora Tops Dell by 57-45 Mickey Sullins Scores 40 Points LUXORA — Coach Charley Johnson's Luxora Panthers racked up their third straight win last night is they topped Dell 57-46 In the Luxora gymnasium. The Luxora girls, playing steady ball, chalked up their second win of the season with n 55-42 decision. Hickey Sullins, rangy Panther center, scored 40 points though the Panthers saw a comfortable lead dwindle to four points in the finnl period when they lost two starters on fouls. But they pulled away when Sullins got hot ap-pin. Luxora Pos. M. CInrk 25 P P P O G O Substitutes: Luxora — Olive, B. Leigh; Dell — Shelton, Byars 8, Talc, Buck, Hubbnrd. L. Clark 26 Carr 4 S. Leigh B. CInrk Gentry Dell Blair 2 Whistle 13 Richardson 19 Sigman Garrett Peterson illxora J'os. Dell White 5 P Shelton Johnson 0 P stnmey 6 Sullins 40 C Johnston 7 tovall G Edwards la Towles G Chandler 12 Substitutes: Luxora — Lucas 2, Barch 2, B. Hollinger; Dell — Wlll- nks 1, Read Courier News Classified Ada Parts and Supplies for All Cars. Trucks and Tractors £55 We Are Overstocked With CHRISTMAS TREES Check Our Prices Before You Buy! —One Week Special — Big Paper Shell Pecans - 5 Ibs. 1.19-15 Ibs. 2.99 ALL TOYS REDUCED BLYTHEVILLE CURB MKT. 120 E. Main St. Pleatt all the Family this Christmas with World Book Encyclopedia All subjects bound in order like a dictionary. Fir«t choice of America's Schools, Libraries and homes. Christmas delivery guaranteed until December 18. Call BILL PATTON, PHONE 8890, BLYTHEVILLE. Low down payment .... no carrying charges .... «asy t«rm». DON'T DELAY! Order this practical gift. Here is the 1953 Class AA illArkansas: FIRST TEAM ENDS—Jim Scherman, Conway: Don, Malvern'. Ronald Neumeier, Subiaco; Larry Grisham, Jonesboro. TACKLES — Winslon Williams, Magnolia: Mike Roys, Russellville; Guy Mitchell, Subiaco: Johnny Spheeris, Malvern. GUARDS — Orvale Rogers, Bus- sellville; Dale Green, Malvern: Jack Deason, Rogers: Orville Fletcher. Springdale. CENTERS — Jim Gibson, Conway: Richard Holmes, Camden. BACKS — Jerry Ferguson, Rogers; Jeff Smith. Camden: Glenn Woods, Smackover; Bobby Roger and Don Rlggs, Jonesboro; Bob Westerrrwn, Mulvern; Billy McDonald, Newport; Jim Rosa, Ru»- sellville. THIRD TEAM ENDS — Forrest Whelchel, Springdale; Sammy Roberts, Magnolia. k TACKLES — James Bufftngton, Newport; Richard Dougherty, V»n Buren. , GUARDS — Walter Davidson, Rogers; Billy Michaels, Blytheville. CENTER—John Gilbert, Russell- vllle. BACKS — Tommy Mosley, Blytheville; Paul Felty, Malvern; Jim Bailey, Conway; W»yned Johnson, Springdale. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKAgAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Viola Nance, Pltf., vs. No. 11.M2 Fred Nance, Dft. The defendant, Tred Nance, Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintlfl, Viol* Nance. Dnted this llth day of December, 1953. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By OPAL DOY1.T?. D.C. T. J. Crowder, Atty. for Pltf. Claude F. Cooper, Atty ad litem. 12/12-19-26-1/2 Give him someone to go. with him and he will win the lour-minut« mile for Australia." Disappointed The 18-year-old medical student seemed disappointed at his effort. "I knew all week I was going for a fast run, but I did not tell anyone," he said. "I needed th» initiative at the 200-yard mirk, but could not do it. "Well, I did all I could ind could not do any better. This record-breaking business Is hard work. You can't do It unless you have everything in your favor. I was going well at the three- quarter mark, but was surprised I did not run the last lap taster. I am physically exhausted." "To run a four-minute mile," he said, "you have to have confidence you can break the four- minute mile before you start. I think the American Wes Santee may do it. He has more pace and confidence than I have." Landy said his effort today may hurt his run next Saturday, Dec. 19, which already has been billed In Australia as Landy's attempt to break Haegg's world mark. Hollywood (Continued from Page 4) radio who keep threatening to be funny, are reportedly fueding. Insiders say the split may break up the act. USE CAUTION IN UHF-TV The newly-formed Ultra High Frequency TV Association, consist- Ing of optrators of the UHF stations •round the country, discussed converters during Its first meeting here. These are devices which adapt present VHF sets »o they'll receive th« new UHF stations. In case you're In an area that has—or will get—OHF television, you might want to check pretty • carefully before you buy a converter for your old VHF set. The UHF men say some converters don't do the Job efficiently.And, they caution, there aren't many repair men who know how to install and servlc* UHF equipment. Make sure, before buying a UHF set, that it's a genuine all channel receiver. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbord Hardware J«S Burnt Ladies & Men's Garments WHY PAY MORE? RUTH McCLANAHAN —SKIL WEAVER— 421 E. Sjcamore Blytherifle CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 9 Days Only Dec. 10-19 Balance 5 Tires (WEIGHTS FURNISHED) Check & Align Front System Adjust Steering Only Reg. $18 Job C.S. Frame & Wheel Alignment 118 South Lilly Phone 4018

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